The Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition met for the first time following the Assembly by-election results on Wednesday and vowed to intensify its onslaught on the State Government. Former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Leader of the Opposition Ajit Pawar, and senior Congress leaders Satej Patil and Sunil Kedar attended the gathering at Vidhan Bhavan. The results of the by-elections, particularly in Kasaba Peth in Pune, have given MVA leaders renewed hope that the unified opposition can challenge the government both on and off the floor of the legislatures.
According to Jayant Patil of the NCP
, there should be cooperation across all parties as well as in both chambers. "The public expects more from us. "We must be imaginative in our opposition while also planning topics to corner the administration," he stated. Congress's legislative council head, Satej Patil, stated that the MVA must address concerns such as the previous pension plan. "The public is overwhelmingly supportive of these initiatives. That was recently seen in the local elections. "The Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis administration is befuddled, and we can corner them ahead of important local body elections," he remarked.
To maximize the effect of problems presented in the chambers, Ajit Pawar proposed a two-way system. "Like the onion price and unseasonal showers, we should protest on the ground. This will put pressure on the government in the future," added Pawar. According to Uddhav Thackeray, the administration has failed to defend the interests of Maharashtra. "Our state's industries are leaving. The youth are enraged by this regime. People's expectations must be met by the MVA. "We must not allow them (the administration) to feel at ease," Thackeray added. The Budget session will last for three weeks, and MVA leaders are likely to be more active starting next week. It remains to be seen if the tone set by the Wednesday meeting will be mirrored in the houses.